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Dr. Mir Mohammed Nurul Absar, Commonwealth-AMDISA Fellow

Dr. Mir Mohammed Nurul Absar
  • Professor and Dean, School of Business

  • +880-31- 611262, 636484, Ext: 309
  • nabsar@ciu.edu.bd
  • Room: 3309, 2nd Floor, School of Business, Chittagong Independent Univeristy

Dr. Mir Mohammed Nurul Absar (Nahid) is Professor of HRM at IBS, CIU. He has been in university teaching and research for last 16 years in different roles in a number of universities in home & abroad. Prior to his appointment at CIU, Dr. Absar served East Delta University as Professor & Associate Dean. Dr. Absar earned his PhD in HRM from University of Chittagong in 2010. He completed BBA & MBA with first class from the Department of Management, University of Chittagong. Dr. Absar carried out post doctoral research during 2012-2013 under prestigious ‘Commonwealth-AMDISA’ fellowship (sponsored by Commonwealth Secretariat, UK and Administered by AMDISA, a SAARC recognized body) at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (the lone triple accredited business school in South Asia) and University Sains Malaysia. Dr. Absar has written around 30 articles/book chapters/ case/conference papers so far in reputed international and national journals indexed in / published by ESCI - Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), Scopus, ABS, ABDC, SAGE, Inderscience, Emerald, and JSTOR. Dr. Absar has also been working as an Associate Editor of South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management ( a SAGE Journal) since 2013. Dr. Absar has recently been appointed as a Chair – HRM Track at the forthcoming Bangladesh Academy of Business Administration (BABA) Conference to be hosted by Dhaka University in January 2017. Dr. Absar is a Fellow of Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management and a Member of Society for HRM (SHRM), USA. Dr. Nahid has consulted with a number of reputed companies.

  • Post Doctoral, Indian Institute of Management, University Sains Malaysia, 2012- 2013
  • PhD in HRM, University of Chittagong, 2010
  • Post Graduate Diploma in HRM, Bangladesh Institute of Management, 2004
  • MBA, Major in Management, University of Chittagong, 1999
  • BBA, Major in Management, University of Chittagong, 1997

Commonwealth – AMDISA Post Doctoral Fellowship 2012-2013. Sponsored by Commonwealth Secretariat, UK and administered by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), a SAARC recognized body headquatered in Hyderabad, India.

Associate Editor (from June 06, 2013), South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management, published by SAGE, the world’s 5th largest publisher of academic journals (http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202252)

Human capital reporting in emerging economies, intellectual capital and knowledge management, comparative HR practices between public and private sector, impact of HR practices on organizational performance.

Papers in International Journals
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1 Absar, M. M. N. (2016). Stakeholders’ Views on Voluntary Human Capital Disclosures in Corporate Annual Reports of Top Bangladeshi and Indian Listed Companies. Journal of Human Values, 22(3), 209-220(Indexed in ESCI - Web of Science, Scopus).
2 Mahmood, M., & Absar, M. M. N., &. (2015). Human resource management practices in Bangladesh: Current scenario and future challenges. South Asian Journal Human Resource Management, 2 (2), 171-188( SAGE).
3 Absar, M. M. N. (2015). Interview with Jamal Nasir, President Pakistan Society for Human Resources Management. South Asian Journal Human Resource Management, 2 (2), 216-223(SAGE)
4 Absar, M. M. N. (2014). Voluntary Reporting of Human Capital in the Corporate Annual Reports: A Comparative Study of Bangladesh, India, and Malaysia. South Asian Journal of Management, 21 (3), 31-50.
5 Absar, M. M. N., Amran, A., & Nejati, M. (2014). Human Capital reporting: evidences from the banking sector of Bangladesh. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 11 (3), 244-258. (Scopus).
6 Absar, M. M. N. (2014). Interview with Musharrof Hossain, President, Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management. South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management, 1 (1), 113-117 (SAGE).
7 Absar, M. M. N., Nimalathasan, B., & Mahmood, M. (2012). Investigating HRM - Market performance relationship: Evidence from Bangladeshi organizations. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 1 (2) ( Emerald).
8 Absar, M. M. N. (2012). Industrial relations in Bangladesh: A comparative scenario between Public and Private sectors. The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 48 (1) (JSTOR).
9 Absar, M. M. N., Orazalin, N. S., Mahmood, M. (2012). Human capital reporting in emerging economies: A comparative study on the banking sectors of Bangladesh and Kazakhstan. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 13 (3), 28-35(ABDC).
10 Absar, M. M. N. (2012). Recruitment & selection practices in manufacturing firms in Bangladesh. The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 47 (3) (JSTOR).
11 Absar, M. M. N., & Mahmood, M. (2011). New HRM practices in the public and private sector industrial enterprises of Bangladesh: A comparative assessment. International Review of Business Research Papers, 7(2) (Indexed in the Cabell’s, ABDC, ERA; ISSN: 1837-5685).
12 Absar, M. M. N., Sikder, Z. H., Nimalathasan, B., & Bhuiyan, M. M. (2010). Employee compensation practices in industrial enterprises of Bangladesh: A public-private sector comparison. Economic Sciences Series, LXII (4). (Indexed in Cabell’s, EconLit, and EBSCO; ISSN: 1224-6832,published by Petroleum – Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania ).
13 Absar, M. M. N., Nimalathasan, B., & Jilani, M. M. A. K. (2010). Impact of HR practices on organizational performance in Bangladesh. International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation 3(2) (Indexed in the Cabell’s, and EBSCO; ISSN: 0974-5874).
14 Absar, M. M. N., Azim, M. T., Nimalathasan, B., & Akhter, S. (2010). Impact of human resources practices on job satisfaction: Evidence from manufacturing firms in Bangladesh. Economic Sciences Series, LXII (2) (Indexed in the Cabell’s, EconLit, and EBSCO; ISSN: 1224-6832, published by Petroleum – Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania).
15 Nimalathasan, B. & Absar, M. M. N (2010). Quality of work life practices of academic professionals in Bangladesh: A factor analytical approach. International Journal of Research in Commerce and Management, 1(7) (Indexed in Cabell’s, EconLit, and ProQuest; ISSN: 0976-2183).
Papers in National Journals
Sl. Publication
1 Absar, M. M. N. (2013). Human resource management: A theoretical framework. Proshikhyan- Journal of Training and Development, 21 (1). (US Library of Congress Catalogue Number: B-95902106-S; ISSN: 1819-9097).
2 Absar, M. M. N., Azim, M. T., & Akhter, S. (2010). Research on HRM practices in Bangladesh: A review of literature and directions for future studies. Management Development, 27 (3 & 4) (ISSN: 0378-7532).
3 Absar, M. M. N., Sikder, Z. H., & Hossain, M. J. (2010). Training and development practices in industrial enterprises of Bangladesh: A comparative study between the public and private sector. Dhaka University Journal of Management, 2 (1), 25-38 (ISSN: 2221-2523).
4 Absar, M. M. N., Hossain, M. J., Jahur, M. S. (2010). A comparative analysis of the training programs of BRAC and Proshika. Proshikhyan- Journal of Training and Development, 18 (2). (US Library of Congress Catalogue Number: B-95902106-S; ISSN: 1819-9097).
5 Absar, M. M. N., Nimalathasan, B., & Dutta, R. (2010). HR practices in industrial enterprises in Bangladesh: An approach to factor analysis. The Bangladesh Accountant, 67 (38) (ISSN: 1993-3649).
6 Absar, M. M. N., & Akhter, S. (2009). Job satisfaction and affective commitment of HR managers of manufacturing firms: A comparative study between the public and the private sector in Bangladesh. Dhaka University Journal of Management, 1 (2), 25-36 (ISSN: 2221-2523).
7 Absar, M. M. N., Hossain, M. J., & Alam, M. R. (2007).Employee performance appraisal in the banking sector of Bangladesh: The appraisees’ perspective. The Cost & Management, 35 (5) (ISSN: 1817-5090).
8 Uddin, S. M. N., Absar, M. M. N. (2000).Market sharing of pharmaceutical companies – A case study of a product vitamin B complex. University of Science and Technology Annual (ISBN: 984-519-000-6).
9 Uddin, S. M. N., Hossain, M. J., & Absar, M. M. N. (2001). Factors influencing doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical products - A case study in Chittagong. University of Science and Technology Annual (ISBN: 984-519-000-6).
Book Chapters
Sl. Publication
1 Hossain, M. J., Absar, M. M. N., & Jabber, W. (2008). Impact of micro credit on human development of rural Bangladesh: A case study of Boalkhali Upazilla. In S. Singh (Ed.), Organization Behavior (Chapter 18; pp. 319-338) (ISBN: 978-81-8220-263-4). New Delhi: Global Vision Publishing House.
2 Jahur, M. S., Absar, M. M. N., Sultana, T. (2002).The role of NGOs in human resource development in Bangladesh - An evaluative study .In U. Pareek, A. M. O. Gani, S. Ramnarayan, & T. V. Rao (Eds.), Human Resource Development in Asia : Trends and Challenges (pp. 341-348) (ISBN-81-204-1570-1). New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Papers in International Conference Proceedings
Sl. Publication
1 Nimalathasan, B., Absar, M. M. N., & Akhter, S. (2010). Empowering women through entrepreneurship development in emerging economies: An overview. Paper presented in the international conference jointly organized by Knowledge Globalization Institute, Suffolk University, USA; & North South University, Bangladesh on May 8-10, 2010 (ISBN: 978-984-33-1691-2).
2 Chowdhury, M. M. H., & Absar, M. M. N., (2010). Enterprise resource planning (ERP) problems in supply chain performance management. Paper presented in the international conference in Dhaka jointly organized by Knowledge Globalization Institute, Suffolk University, USA; & North South University, Bangladesh on May 8-10, 2010 (ISBN: 978-984-33-1691-2).
3 Jahur, M. S., Absar, M. M. N., & Hossain, M. J. (2003). Human resource development through training: A comparative analysis of some select NGOs in Bangladesh. Paper presented in the Second Asian Conference on Human Resource Development' at NIDA, Bangkok, Thailand, organized by the Academy of Human Resources Development, USA (the top global scholarly organization in the field of HRD) on November 29-December 02, 2003.(ISBN: 974-231-541-8).
4 Solaiman, M., & Absar, M. M. N. (2003). Challenges of management education in HRD in Bangladesh: A study of students' expectation and perception of management schools. Paper presented in the Second Asian Conference on Human Resource Development' at NIDA, Bangkok, Thailand, organized by Academy of Human Resources Development, USA (the top global scholarly organization in the field of HRD) on November 29-December02, 2003. (ISBN: 974-231-541-8).

  • Management Research Review (Emerald)
  • Journal of Advances in Management Research (Emerald).
  • South Asian Journal of Global Business Research (Emerald).
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